Is Faith Necessary? - Kevin DeYoung tries to suggest how he would have answered the question Larry King posed to Joel Osteen about whether people of other faiths are going to hell. DeYoung does a good job answering a tough question that can be intimidating to address.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
More Spiritual Than Religious - USA Today looks at a new study and finds that most Millennials are more spiritual than religious. "If the trends continue, 'the Millennial generation will see churches closing as quickly as GM dealerships,' says Thom Rainer, president of LifeWay Christian Resources. In the group's survey of 1,200 18- to 29-year-olds, 72% say they're 'really more spiritual than religious.'"
Our two week mission trip to Malawi turned into three when the eruption of the volcano on Iceland shut down flights to London. We found ourselves staying an extra several days in Lilongwe, Malawi. In spite of this we were blessed.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Struggling with Time-Debt - This article is worth a read. "I recently found myself, late one night, staring at my computer screen with a sinking, hard feeling in my stomach and a bad taste in my mouth. A familiar bad taste. The taste of debt. But I wasn't looking at my bank statement--I was looking at my calendar."
Can You Name Them? - This article is helpful in our "celebrity-driven" culture. Randy Alcorn on heroes and celebrities: "Being a hero is something entirely different than being a celebrity. Fame is one thing. Virtue is another. The two aren't even remotely related. In fact, the more famous you become the harder it is to cultivate and retain virtue. Celebrities are just people with good looks, talent, money, and the ability to draw attention to themselves. Heroes are people who stand courageously for what is right, often against the tide of public opinion, and at great cost to themselves."
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Today's New York Times provided a link to the 100 Greatest April Fool's pranks of all time. I share it for entertainment value.
The greatest surprise of all time came early on a Sunday morning. A small group of grief-strickened followers of Jesus made their way to the tomb where Jesus had been placed following His crucifixion. They were shocked to find the stone rolled away and the tomb empty. The angel told them, "Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen!" (Luke 24:5-6). Have a blessed Easter! Jesus is Risen!